Kreidler swingarm bushing alternatives?

I haven't even looked at it yet, but I know my buddy needs a new bushing for his swingarm. Would this be a simple thing to fabricate out of common materials?

Wiki/search didn't turn up much of anything.

Re: Kreidler swingarm bushing alternatives?

I have *no* idea what they look like, but I've had good luck getting stuff like bushings and bearings matched up at the NAPA machine shop off of 28th St. by the airport.

Re: Kreidler swingarm bushing alternatives?

If they aren't a weird size you can probably get silicon bronze bushings from mcmaster carr.

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Good call, Seely. I'll try 'em out. The only complication is that the old ones are completely disintegrated, but I can just measure the opening and the bolt. Looks like a simple enough part:

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

It's just a bushing. Measure, and take the measurements to your local bearing store.

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Thanks dudes. I didn't realize how simple it was until after I first posted. Better to get a good-fitting bushing instead of jamming some random material in its place.

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

Re: Kreidler swingarm bushing alternatives?

Bumping this thread since I am searching for swingarm bushings for my MP build.

The dimensions should be as follows:

ID: 14mm

OD: 17mm

Length: 24mm

eBay Germany seems to have plastic / brass sets for sale for under $20 shipped. I contacted a few different sellers to see if they would ship to the US.

When searching, use the word "buchsen" or "buchse" in place of bushing, and "mofa" or "MP" to designate Kreidler MP moped.

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DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) /

What about drilling this out to 14mm?

https://www.mcmaster.com/#6659k16/=188nrkx

Cause fuck plastic bushings. Put these in my Garelli and the rear is so stiff and safe feeling now. It's great. (edited)

Re: Kreidler swingarm bushing alternatives?

DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) Wrote:

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> What about drilling this out to 14mm?

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> https://www.mcmaster.com/#6659k16/=188nrkx

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> Cause fuck plastic bushings. Put these in my

> Garelli and the rear is so stiff and safe feeling

> now. It's great.

May try this on a couple of ssxl peds.

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DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) /

Pacer Racer Wrote:

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> May try this on a couple of ssxl peds.

I did have to sand the bushings OD some to get them to press in to the ssxl. I think the tube is 16mm ID or something. 17mm was a hair too big.

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DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) Wrote:

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> Pacer Racer Wrote:

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> > May try this on a couple of ssxl peds.

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> I did have to sand the bushings OD some to get

> them to press in to the ssxl. I think the tube is

> 16mm ID or something. 17mm was a hair too big.

Not a problem. I can chuck em up and turn em down.

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DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) /

Yep that's what I did. But with a disk sander lol

WAY better than the plastic bushings that took 5 weeks to come from India

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